Dignitude! — Updated

Yes, adults and adultresses, our preznint twatted this. And I’m giving last word to Steve M. of the essential blog No More Mister Nice Guy, who quickly researched the origin of the gif, and opined on Twitter:

None of this is normal. He’s gone off the rails. And remember this: the White House has said that his Tweets are official statements.

UPDATE 1: TPM tells us…

Asked to respond on ABC’s “This Week” to the tweet shortly after Trump posted it, [White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert] said it was his “first time seeing” the post.

“My first reaction to that tweet would be the same as any of the President’s tweets,” he said. “I’m pretty proud of the President for developing a Twitter and a social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people.”

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16 Responses to Dignitude! — Updated

  1. 9thousandfeet says:

    No, it’s not normal, but normal is now so far back in the rear view mirror it’s no longer discernible.
    US politics hasn’t been operating in “normal” mode for years now, and it’s never going back.
    We don’t know what that means.

    Sure, he’s gone off the rails. That’s saying exactly the same thing as “this is not normal”. What’s more important is that he’s laying new rails, in a new direction, as we speak.
    The real question is whether this is arising from a plan of some kind, or whether it’s all just spur-of-the-moment reactive neural activity.

    Selectively manufactured and targeted chaos can certainly be a plan designed not to look like a plan.
    It disorients the resistance and builds a kind of herd immunity to outrage as the boundaries of decency get pushed, incrementally, more and more out of shape, thus laying new rails to previously inaccessible political terrain.

    If the agenda really is to dismantle the entire institutional architecture of the republic (Bannon) and strip the public sector to the bare walls and distribute the spoils to the usual suspects (Ryan et al), then install a plutocratic fascism in which voting is reduced to a hamster-wheel activity, I’d say chaos would be an entirely necessary smokescreen, no?

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    • tengrain says:

      So it is like the Shock Doctrine, but without a trigger event? Naomi Klein the other week said that Trump was both entirely predictable and a horror at the same time, but not a Shock.

      Rgds,

      TG

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    • nonnie9999 says:

      I don’t believe this is a plan, beyond let’s throw shit at the wall and see what sticks. Bannon and the other Nazis want to destroy the government, so they give Twitler a lot of rope knowing he will do stupid shit that will distract from their evilness. Then they chalk it up to that but he’s new at this, he’s not a politician! bullshit. That’s about the only plan there is on that end. On the congressional end, the plan is to shit in their pants and try to dodge cameras and townhalls.

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    • Just Liz says:

      Sounds like still banking on people of colour. Putin’s Pussy Paw! Rails? That guys brain was cooked by coke. While he falters in his braces his handlers hold the traces. They cheer him on while the free world battens down the hatches. He’s going over the side for the sake of the ship.

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  2. Redhand says:

    All his violent fantasies rolled into one staged “performance.” How perfect, if I understand that this actually happened, that Trump would be engaged in a staged attack during a choreographed and utterly fake “sporting event.”

    I guess our having our first “mad czar” was inevitable at some point in the Republic’s history. Trump actually reminds me of some of the insane Roman emperors, but without the absolute power. What is incredible is how utterly he disgraces the Office of the President on an almost daily basis. This is like the Emperor Commodus playing gladiator in the Colosseum. There’s no way that this won’t ultimately catch up with him.

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    • tengrain says:

      I was thinking about The Madness of King George (or whatever the title of that movie is) only this morning.

      Rgds,

      TG

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    • grs says:

      There’s no way that this won’t ultimately catch up with him.

      Unfortunately, I fear that for that to happen, many people will have to suffer for it.

      I’m more concerned that this is what our president has determined to be a priority. That he doesn’t have enough on his plate that he has to shit post on the internet. That this is the dialogue that he wants to America to have. That his supporters think this is great. Happy Fourth of July.

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    • MDavis says:

      There was a twitter poll on which (of four) Roman Emperors he was most like. I had to look each of them up, but – Commodus reminded me of Reagan, for the performing for the audience, although I guess ‘reality TV’ is also pretty close to that. I ended up picking Caligula for the combo of public depravity and a term that lasted less than four years, as an added “I hope” factor. Here’s hoping.

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      • Retiredeng says:

        Caligula was eventually assassinated. Not sure that’s going to fix our Trump problem. He’ll become a martyr to 40% of America.

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  3. I’m convinced that we’re all living in some kind of Truman Show-like false reality. Can we wake up now? It’s not funny anymore.

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    I’m getting pretty damned tired of all this winning.

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  5. HarpoSnarx says:

    The Russian Usurper is there to distract. The fascists are as emboldened as ever. For instance The Me First Family of Jersey sunning their fat asses on a deserted beach closed to the plebs on Fourth of July weekend. The Orwellian alibi blames the Dims . . . I’m betting Jersey takes this one too. Americans take way too much shit from these monsters.

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  6. Just Liz says:

    The Posh are no where to be seen. Even the #Complicit are running for the hills. Hampton Hills. Not the Appalacians, you dig?

    Just Pissed.

    Between 3 countries on ONE Continent I really thought we might get all our shit together and keep us all safe. fed & happy. What a dream!

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    • tengrain says:

      Just Liz –

      That was always the Republicans’ worst nightmare: our old pal One-L made it a theme of her short political career, but did introduce us to the concept of The Amero, which would be our continent-wide version of the Euro. **shudders**

      They’ve run on that for years.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  7. paul fredine says:

    if he’s talking ‘directly to the american people’, what is this tweet saying? my guess is it’s
    ”i’m a petulant, thin-skinned 9-year-old bully”. and does anybody actually think he came up with this on his own? the man isn’t smart enough.

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  8. A.J. says:

    “My first reaction to that tweet would be …I’m pretty proud of the President for developing a Twitter and a social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people.” White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert who NEVER would have said that if a Dem. was in the White House.

    Yeah, and thanks for not answering the question, you ass-hat.

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